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Literary Arts

The Northwest Territories holds endless inspiration for literary artists – the unique landscape and its animals, the eclectic people and lifestyles, the beautiful and drastic change of the seasons – there are just as many story ideas to be found here as there are ways to tell them. Many writers not only find their inspiration here, they often find the ideal writing environment to bring their stories to life, whatever their topic. 

 From fictional television manuscripts and real life documentation of northern heroes and villains, to creative writing, poetry and travel guides, northern authors share the tales and the beauty of the NWT with the world.

Since 2007, NorthWords Festival Society has been a major supporter and representative of NWT authors. Its annual festival, NorthWords NWT, fosters the careers of both emerging and established northern writers by offering workshops, mentorships, opportunities to read their work and events where they can interact with and learn from established Canadian authors.

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